Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Arrested in Moscow

Dr. Munr Kazmir
3 min readJan 19, 2021

After enduring chemical attacks and assassination attempts, Navalny now faces a prison sentence human rights watchdogs insist is politically motivated.

Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, is pictured on a street after zelyonka attack in Moscow. April 27, 2018. (photo: Evgeny Feldman)

The United States, the European Union and human rights groups have called for the immediate release of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny after he was ordered to remain in custody for 30 days, less than 24…